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Did you ever dream of having a job that wasn’t tied to an office?
As the remote work revolution starts proving that work doesn’t have to happen in a physical office, professionals around the world are realizing that there’s more to a career than commuting, the smalltalk in the office kitchen, team outings and in-person meetings (some of these things are admittedly great, but they don’t have to define your professional life).
What if you had a work-from-home job like freelancing or working for a dispersed company? What if you started seeing how you could achieve work-life balance in the comfort of a home office and by staying connected to your network, both professionally and socially, over the Internet?
Cue the remote job board.
Remote job boards are best for people who know they are most productive when they’re working remotely, and are trying to figure out how they can work from home, or work from anywhere.
If you’re searching for a remote job online, you’ve already opened up your opportunities for work past those that exist physically in your city, or within commuting distance. For starting your work-from-home job search, it pays to start networking and look at some remote jobs online.
Do you want the icing on the cake for your remote job search? Don’t leave without seeing our guide to acing a video interview for a remote job.
Remote Job Boards for Gig Work, Creatives and Freelancers
UpWork connects agencies to specialized talent (you). The types of roles for professionals to fill fall into a few different top categories: web/mobile/software dev, admin support, design & creative, customer service, writing, data & analytics, sales and engineering.
How does UpWork ‘work,’ though? UpWork lets agencies or clients post jobs, and professionals with specialized backgrounds get to bid on the jobs.
After a brief interviewing round and comparison of bids, the agencies or clients pick a collaborator. After the job is complete, payment takes place through UpWork.
Lots of digital nomads, people who work from home or flexible professionals use UpWork, but we recommend it mainly if your skills fall into those specified categories, as you’ll have to list your qualified fields of expertise.
Maybe you’ve heard of Fiverr, and maybe you haven’t, but maybe you’re asking, How does Fiverr work?
You could kind of say that Fiverr is the opposite of UpWork. Fiverr is the freelancer’s market, meaning a freelancer or professional posts a service and clients can ‘buy’ it. Maybe you want to offer editing or retouching photos, designing flyers, virtual assistant services or web development. These are all the types of jobs you could post on Fiverr.
After offering your service to a client through Fiverr, you also get paid through Fiverr and overall, it is a helpful way to turn your free time into making money with your best skills.
FlexJobs is a site where anyone looking for a remote role, contract position or temporary gig can find work. The site is good for freelancers, parents who want flexibility, digital nomads, professionals with alternative schedules who want to make use of free time or maybe you, whatever your situation is!
FlexJobs does require a membership, but it can come in a few forms: monthly or annually. The benefit with a site that requires membership to browse listings is that the postings are hand-picked and vetted.
Having only recently found out about AuthenticJobs, we can now introduce this job board to you as a resource for professionals in creative services, development and design.
With AuthenticJobs, you can search by location, keyword and category, and you’ll immediately receive listings of jobs that are flex-remote or remote in terms of location.
If you want a job that’s located in a specific city, AuthenticJobs lists those too – you just have to pass over them if you’re set on a remote job.
Dribbble is spelled with the letter ‘b’ three times. It’s a little bit hard to read, but I suppose it’s how they keep the name unique!
Visit the Dribble listings if you are a designer, as the site prides itself on being the best resource for design jobs at the best companies worldwide.
Let’s Work Remotely
Let’s Work Remotely wants you to join the community of 100,000 remote jobs (although you may ‘leave’ said community when you find that dream job).
But no, they don’t want you to leave the community after you find a remote job! They want you to attend their remote events and read their blog for ‘remote rockstars.’ Jobs range in the following categories: marketing, customer service, writing, social media, virtual assistants, designers, data entry and customer services.
Remote Job Boards for Women
Remote Woman is a newcomer to the world of remote job listings for women only.
With the Remote Woman listings, you can be sure that you’re looking at postings for female-friendly companies, as this is becoming more and more important for women who want to have defined leadership paths and certainty that they will receive benefits like paid parental leave and other women’s health benefits.
Most listings fall into several categories of remote job postings: developer roles, marketing roles, product roles, design roles, sales roles and support roles.
Power to Fly
Power to Fly is a women-led diverse online community that holds virtual events like job fairs, and hosts a job board that can easily be filtered to be remote job listings.
Power to Fly mainly lists remote job opportunities for women seeking positions in accounting, analytics, management, devops, design, writing and quality assurance.
Remote Jobs Boards Best for Tech Companies
AngelList is a site where you’ll find startup jobs and you can search by “remote-only” in terms of location.
After you find some remote jobs, you can filter by salary, equity, skills required, market (industry) and job type (full-time, contract, internship and cofounder). You can also filter by if the company has ‘remote culture’ (it’s a switch to toggle on or off) and you can subscribe to getting an email digest of jobs that Angel List feels are good for you.
HackerNews Job board
The HackerNews job board is indeed a job board for tech professionals who already work remotely or who want to work remotely. Tech is the name of the game here, so if you’re a full-stack engineer, DevOps engineer, Tech Lead or remote growth expert… you’ll have fun looking at these jobs.
Developers and engineers aside, there are listings of product manager roles, but it’s mostly engineering and dev/software roles.
We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely is a site with a very appropriate name, and whether you’re currently working remotely or from home, or not, you can look at remote jobs on WWR’s job boards.
We Work Remotely is the largest remote work community in the world (so they say). Claiming 2.5 million monthly visitors, the site has the most remote job listings of anywhere on the Internet, or Earth .
Among the job categories featured in their listings are design, writing, development, programming, customer support, finance, sales, marketing and legal. It’s pretty substantial, and in terms of community, WWR has lots of social media going on on every platform, including a Slack community for remote professionals and a podcast (remote, naturally).
RemoteOK is an easy-to-use site for searching remote jobs, and for the non-tech crowd, it even has a section called “non-tech.”
Jobs are immediately listed chronologically by newest, so you can surely start scrolling, but can also filter by industry, and then see these fun keyword icons like “ecommerce,” “customer support,” “exec,” “saas,” “devops” and “marketing.”
As a bonus for users, RemoteOK recommends SafetyWing insurance for digital nomads and freelancers. You can access the information by clicking “Remote Health” in the upper right-hand corner.
Jobspresso makes us picture working from a cafe, and we don’t have a problem with that.
With its cute caffeinated name, Jobspresso is also a great remote job board to use if you want to work from anywhere or from home.
The jobs are ‘expertly curated’ and fall into categories of “tech, marketing, customer support and more.” While you’ll see a lot of tech, you can also look at industries and job functions like marketing, project management, design, UX, customer service, writing/editing and sales. I’ll have a jobspresso to go, please.
While the name of Working Nomads definitely makes us picture being a digital nomad somewhere like a cool trendy city, the job board at WN is for professionals who want to work from anywhere, or from their home offices.
Among their extensive list of industries for remote jobs, there’s healthcare, human resources, administration, legal, consulting, customer success, writing, management and sales. Whew, that was a lot!
All job listings are remote, of course.
Remotive.io (that’s the full name) wants you to find the ‘best remote job’ at the ‘best remote companies.’
Start by looking at jobs in their top categories of software development, customer support, customer success, design, marketing, sales and product.
If you don’t fit into any of these categories (as we don’t, for the most part), you can try ‘all others,’ which will point you toward remote job postings for roles in people operations, leadership, Google Analytics, illustration, YouTube, legal operations and customer behavior positions.
Remote Job Boards Best for Full-Time Roles
Indeed (Remote Jobs)
Indeed is a well-known job site that’s worth checking out due to the sheer number of listings.
What job-seekers may not know is that you can also find remote job postings here, at the remote job filter that will yield all the remote job listings.
In addition to remote job postings and listings, you can see company reviews, and find salaries, within Indeed’s website.
If you’ve applied to a few jobs, we suggest logging in regularly to Indeed, as there’s a message notification icon in the top right corner, and employers may contact you for additional action needed after applying through the site. It pays to stay on top of things!
If you have not looked for remote jobs yet on LinkedIn, what are you waiting for?
LinkedIn has remote job postings in addition to job listings in specific locations (or all over the world).
What we like about job searching on LinkedIn, even for remote jobs, is that LinkedIn always shows you if one of your connections (meaning ‘friends’) has a professional connection to the employer, or if alumni of your university work there. It helps to reach out for an introduction or inbound referral, as there’s never a bad time to be networking.
The Muse (Remote filter)
The Muse is a helpful resource to anyone looking for how to find a remote job. In addition to a hefty number of remote positions, The Muse has a great newsletter that covers all kinds of topics, from how to be a successful employee, to how to ask for a raise, to how to manage difficult coworkers or professional scenarios.
In any case, their remote job listings, also called ‘flexible,’ can be filtered by both “job level” and “company size,” and you can find everything from part-time teaching positions to remote job postings for experienced engineers in tech.
Idealist (Remote filter)
Idealist takes a bit of a spin on traditional job postings and resources by inspiring change. When you visit the main Idealist landing page, you’ll see that Idealist wants to convert ‘change’ to ‘action,’ and it therefore lists opportunities for employment and volunteering.
If you head over to the left-side filters, you’ll see “Remote/On-Site” and you can easily tick the box for “Remote” to show remote-only job postings. In addition to jobs, if you check out Idealist’s home page, you can see ways to connect online in communities, and good ‘ideas for taking action’ on their blog. Read on!
Remote.co is our final suggestion for the best way to find remote jobs online, especially for full-time opportunities.
Remote.co, like the name, has a mission to be a place for “all things remote work,” as their homepage says. In addition to finding remote work or posting remote work, if you’re an employer, you can learn about remote work and look at answers to popular questions about remote team management, remote workforces, hiring remotely and remote work insights.
Remote.co has a remote work blog focusing on digital nomad topics for thought, career pivots and learning to work from home if it’s your first time transitioning to a work-from-home office.
For jobs, there’s remote job opportunities in sales, marketing, healthcare, QA, teaching and customer service. After all this, you can explore their website for even more knowledge and learning resources for growing remotely and ‘mobile work.’
Last updated on January 8th, 2021